Sunday, May 1, 2016

Review: Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps #1) by R.L. Stine

125553Title: Welcome to the Dead House
Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: First published 1992. Re-published Sept. 1, 2013
Pages: 126
Genre: Third graders on up
Review: Paperback
Buy Links: Amazon

Amanda and Josh think the old house they have just moved into is weird. Spooky. Possibly haunted. And the town of Dark Falls is pretty strange, too. — But their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends. — So Amanda and Josh do. But these creepy new friends are not exactly what their parents had in mind.
Because they want to be friends...

K is starting to get into the Goosebumps thing which I find to be just awesome. I grew up reading Goosebumps and loved them so to see that one of my children is reading them is just amazing.
K and I read about a chapter or two a night before bedtime and he is always asking if I can read one more chapter. 
With Welcome to Dead House we are introduced to Amanda and Josh who will be moving to a new place called Dark Falls (which I love the name) when they first see their new home it isn't what they expect it to be. The house is old and the street just seems dark and creepy, it also doesn't help that Amanda is seeing someone in her bedroom window but who is it?
When they move in Amanda is starting to see things and to top it off their family dog Petey is not acting normal but her parents do not believe her or her brother. What is really Dark Falls and is it a safe place to live? When you find out what goes on within Dark Falls you can't help but go wow didn't think of that as you might have thought they were something else instead. 
This author does a wonderful job with not only the characters but also the scenes. They have that creep factor to them which is perfect. 
Question and Answer with K.
1. Did you like this Goosebumps book?
"Yes I did it wasn't scary.
2. Would you recommend this book to your friends?
"Yes as all of my friends in my class read these books"
3. Did you have a favorite part?
" I liked all of it."

R.L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.
R. L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children's author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps® series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold.
Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA's Read Across America program. He lives in New York, NY.

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